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Sony Active Sports Headphones

For me, motivational music is essential for every workout — but especially integral when it comes to running. There's nothing worse than finally getting in the groove, hitting my stride, then having to fuss with my earbuds or headphones and start again from square one. Luckily, I found a solution that's budget-friendly (score!) and gets the job done.

These bright Sony Active Sports Headphones ($20) are lightweight, water-resistant, hook right over your ear, and stay put from the start of your workout through your cooldown. There are no crazy bells and whistles, but I will say that the bright Spring colors make them easy to find in my workout bag.


— Lizzie Fuhr, assistant editor